Stories about Privacy from April, 2014
Julian Assange on Digital Sovereignty and Surveillance at #NETmundial2014
On a panel with Jacob Appelbaum, Sérgio Amadeu and other leaders in the field of digital security and privacy, Assange envisioned a citizen-led "redistribution of power."
GV Face: Live from the Internet World Cup
Do we have a new roadmap for global internet governance? This week's hangout is from the Net Mundial conference in São Paulo, Brazil.
NETmundial Closes With Thorny Issues Left Unaddressed
Reporting from Sao Paulo, Sarah Myers writes that for members of civil society, "the outcome was less a step forward for online rights than many had hoped."
#NETmundial2014: Does the Web Need a Magna Carta?
An all-star panel including Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee, musician and former Minister of Culture Gilberto Gil, and Web We Want campaign lead Renata Avila discusses human rights and the Internet.
#NETmundial2014: Activists Scrutinize Brazil's New “Bill of Rights” for the Internet
Brazil's landmark rights-protective Internet bill has now become law -- yet some activists feel that human rights protections have become diluted in the current text.
Mexico City: Citizens Take to Streets Against #LeyTelecom
In Mexico, demonstrators came out in favor of a public Internet that upholds net neutrality and freedom of expression.
Cambodia’s Cyber Bill Undermines Internet Freedom From Every Angle
Cambodian netizens and human rights groups are speaking out against the government’s anti-cybercrime bill, which could lead to harsh penalties for online criticism, stricter Internet regulation, and social media censorship.
Law 140: Eavesdropping on Lebanon
Lebanon’s Surveillance Law guarantees the right to privacy across all means of electronic communication -- unfortunately, authorities violate this law on a regular basis.
Spies Like US: “Fake Twitter” Violated Cubans’ Privacy Rights
ZunZuneo not only obtained mobile phone numbers for half a million Cubans without their knowledge or consent -- it also observed and analyzed (read: surveilled) their communications for "political tendencies."
A Russian Gulag for American Social Networks’ Data?
A Moscow city councilman is promoting legislation that would require all online social networks to house users’ personal data on servers located on Russian soil.